Retail and e-Commerce


  • UK: Boots halts Advantage Card payments after cyber-attack

    March 5, 2020

    Boots has suspended payments using loyalty points in shops and online after attempts to break into customers’ accounts using stolen passwords. Customers will not be able to use Boots Advantage Card points to pay for products while the issue is dealt with. Boots said none of its own systems were compromised, but attackers had tried to access ...

  • Retail industry endures new point-of-sale cybercrime spree

    March 1, 2019

    Researchers have uncovered an ongoing campaign against retail VMWare Horizon Point-of-Sale (PoS) thin clients. The new attack wave, which has taken place over the past eight to ten weeks, is attempting to spread Cobalt Strike, a legitimate penetration testing tool which has also, unfortunately, been adopted in recent years by threat actors. According to researchers from Morphisec, Cobalt Strike — ...

  • Morrisons faces ‘vast’ data leak compensation payment

    October 22, 2018

    Morrisons says it will appeal a decision that leaves it facing a “vast” compensation bill for a data leak. The supermarket chain lost an appeal against a ruling that found it partly liable for the data breach, which saw sensitive details about staff posted on the web. The case goes back to 2014, when a senior auditor ...

  • Ticketmaster breach ‘part of massive card-skimming campaign’

    July 12, 2018

    The Ticketmaster breach was not a one-off, but part of a massive digital credit card-skimming campaign. Threat intel firm RiskIQ reckons the hacking group Magecart hit Ticketmaster only as part of a massive credit card card hacking campaign affecting more than 800 ecommerce sites. Magecart has evolved tactically from hacking sites directly, to targeting widely used third-party ...